Substance Abuse Treatment Services


PROGRAMS



ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM
(ASAT)

Intensive, minimum of six months, structured residential treatment service which utilizes the therapeutic community model. The goals are to help participants through the early stages of recovery and to promote continued recovery via participation in treatment after release. Substance use treatment needs are determined by evaluating the entire case history of an individual and are verified by trained substance abuse treatment staff. Modified ASAT services also operate on specialized units and in specialized programs, to minimally include the Intensive Care Program (ICP), Behavioral Health Units (BHU), Special Needs Units (SNU), Residential Mental Health Units (RMHU), Transitional Intensive Care Programs (Tr-ICP), Therapeutic Behavioral Units (TBU), Assessment and Program Preparation Unit (APPU), Regional Medical Units (RMU), Sex Offender Counseling & Treatment Program (SOCTP), Special Housing Units (SHU). ASAT services are offered at multiple facilities and on specialized units statewide.

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Community Reintegration Outpatient Treatment

Provides substance use treatment services for inmates who have successfully completed a minimum of six months of residential treatment while incarcerated. Using outside providers and outpatient services in work release facilities, these services assist inmates in their transition to work release by providing a gradual reduction in treatment as the inmate adjusts to release.

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Comprehensive Alcohol and Substance use Treatment (CASAT)

A legislatively mandated service which was developed to ensure that the chemically use disordered inmate receives the maximum benefit from a substance use treatment experience and to assist in preparing for transition back to the community. CASAT is a three phase service: Phase I- Alcohol and Substance Abuse Correctional Treatment Center (intensive, six month minimum, prison-based residential substance abuse treatment which utilizes the therapeutic community model); Phase II- Community Reintegration (Outpatient Treatment Services) and Phase III- Aftercare (community transition and ongoing treatment for participants released to Community Supervision). Although the amendment to Criminal Procedure Law Section 60.04(6) by the Drug Reform Act of 2004 confers the authority upon the sentencing court to order CASAT participation, this section also provides for the Department to continue to exercise its discretion to determine whether the inmate meets all of the statutory and program eligibility criteria. Substance use treatment needs are determined by evaluating the entire case history of an individual and are verified by trained substance abuse treatment staff. Offered at Marcy and Hale Creek (male); Albion (female).

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Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Treatment

Designed to meet the unique needs of the DWI inmate. Participants receive a minimum of six months structured, alcohol-specific treatment, utilizing the Therapeutic Community treatment model. Upon completion, participants may be eligible to apply for the Temporary Release DWI Transition Program. Substance use treatment needs are determined by evaluating the entire case history of an individual and are verified by trained substance abuse treatment staff. Offered at Gowanda (male); Albion (female).

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Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Transition Program

Allows inmates who have completed DWI Treatment or are DWI convicted and held by the Parole Board at a Shock facility to be considered for continuous temporary release programming. Offered at Hudson and Rochester WR (Male); Albion WR (female).

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Dual Disorder Treatment (DDT)

Provides substance use treatment services with mental health awareness for inmates in general population. Substance use treatment issues in conjunction with mental health education are addressed as a part of the inmate’s overall assessed needs. Substance use treatment needs are determined by evaluating the entire case history of an individual and are verified by trained substance abuse treatment staff. Offered at select facilities statewide.

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Female Trauma Recovery (FTR) Program

The Female Trauma Recovery (FTR) Program is a specialized treatment program to assist female inmates who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse. The program utilizes the Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model, which is an evidence-based approach to treatment of trauma issues in women. Other issues addressed are substance use, parenting, health issues, and building interpersonal and resource networks. Upon completion of the program, assigned staff will evaluate, assess, and develop an aftercare plan for participants with ongoing treatment needs.

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Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment

Provides expanded mental health treatment services for inmates demonstrating an inability to function in general population due to emotional and/or psychiatric factors. Substance use treatment issues are addressed as a part of the inmate’s overall assessed needs. The length of the ASAT service is nine to twelve months; substance abuse treatment services are co-facilitated by trained substance use treatment staff and mental health professionals. Substance use treatment needs are determined by evaluating the entire case history of an individual and are verified by trained substance abuse treatment staff. Offered at facilities with specialized units.

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Relapse Treatment

An intensive 60 day substance use treatment service for inmates who are participating in work release and test positive for or report drug use. This is an alternative to re-incarceration which permits inmates to resume outpatient treatment/work release upon successful completion. Offered at Hale Creek (male); Taconic (female).

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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

Intensive, minimum of six months, structured residential treatment services which utilize the therapeutic community model. The goals are to help participants through the early stages of recovery and to promote continued recovery via participation in treatment after release. RSAT services are federally funded and must be established as residential treatment modalities. Substance use treatment needs are determined by evaluating the entire case history of an individual and are verified by trained substance abuse treatment staff. Offered at Marcy CF.

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Special Housing Unit (SHU) Pre-Treatment Workbook Program

Provides an educational intervention for inmates who continue to use alcohol and/or drugs within the prison system. The program provides an opportunity for the participant to understand and assess his/her alcohol/substance use history and its negative impact through the use of workbooks. The purpose of the SHU Pre-Treatment Workbook Program is to assist an inmate affected by ongoing substance use to identify personal substance use patterns as well as to motivate the inmate to participate in the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment service upon his/her release from SHU. The target population is repeat, long-term alcohol and/or drug users, who continue to use while incarcerated. This program complements the Department’s random drug testing program. Following this 8-18 week program, participants are expected to complete one of the Department’s formal substance use treatment services. Offered on all SHU 200s (male); Albion (female).

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